made under Act 24 of , Act 11 of and Act 23 of The. Central Bank accepts no liability for any loss arising of its use. The updated version of the Act. The Aftermath of the Financial Crisis Y. Makanjuola Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA), the CBN governor could not exercise powers both to remove. 30 Apr. 31 Dec. 30 Apr. N’ N’ N’ . of these accounts in accordance with Section 27(5) of BOFIA (as.

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The bank chiefs were further accused of failing to give a true and fair view of the state of the affairs of the banks to CBN by incorrectly importing false amounts of commercial papers under the Expanded Discount Window in the statement of assets and liabilities, offences contrary to and punishable under Sections 20 b 728 1,2, and 324 and 50 of BOFIA.

Notwithstanding anything contained in any law or memorandum and articles of association of a bank, where the Bank or an appointed person has, pursuant to an order under section 34 of this Decree assumed control of a bank whose paid-up capital is lost or unrepresented by available assets, the Bank may, with the approval of the President.

Nigeria: Shareholders Hail UBA’s Compliance of Bofia, CBN Rules –

The ruling was not the first time that the CBN would be receiving a judicial imprimatur on banks in the country. According to the judge, “The words are to be understood by looking at the subject matter they are speaking of and the object of the legislature as words could produce different intentions in reference to a different set of circumstances whereby sic another would have been produced. Read the original article on Vanguard. The shareholders who commented on the bank’s performance at the meeting said “For UBA not to pay fine to the CBN is an attestation of hard work, compliance of corporate governance and good quality leadership of both the Board and management”.

UBA must be commended for complying with the tenets of good corporate governance as shown in the annual report.

He held that since documentary evidence available before bbofia showed that Bank PHB had non-performing loans of N billion, with its liquidity ratio below 25 per cent and was showing signs of a failing bank in dire need of capital, this made the intervention of the apex bank imperative.

It would noted that following the conclusion of its Brand and Communication Transformation blfia spanning a 3 month period with a view to design a structure that will support the Group’s expansion and growth agenda, UBA re-structured and reinforced its Marketing and Corporate Communications Directorate with the mandate to build the foremost and most recognisable financial services brand in Africa by To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The paper, which also includes the section on supervision section 4 has been thoroughly structured and outlined to bofka all information necessary for the purpose of study.


The lodestar of BOFIA has been ascribed to be the need to have a safe and sound banking and financial market in which public confidence will inhere. The court, after reproducing all the relevant provisions of BOFIA, held that the use of the word ‘any’ in Section 35 of BOFIA meant that the governor was not restricted to exercising only one of the powers specified in sub-section 2 which allows for the removal of directors, appointment of directors, capital injection, etc”but could indeed exercise same or all of the power specified in sub-section 2 of Section 35 of BOFIA.

Nigeria: Bofia – CBN’s Powers Get Court Affirmation

In deciding the case, the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, resolved all the issues on the powers of the governor against the applicants.

They contended that the actions of the governor were in breach of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the bank.

The focal point is centred on providing the framework as stipulated by the Bank and Other Financial Institution Act BOFIA on the legal and regulatory requirements for the banking industry. 0209 focus here shall be the legal and regulatory requirements as it relate to financial statements of banks and other financial institutions.

This study has been embarked upon to clearly enumerate all the provisions on legal and regulatory requirements guiding the operations of banks in Nigeria and their financial reporting as stipulated in the Bank and Other Financial Institution Act BOFIA. To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

Nigeria: Shareholders Hail UBA’s Compliance of Bofia, CBN Rules

NUPP and stated that in the context of which the word was used in Section 35 2 d ithe word “any” clearly indicates that there is no limit to the number of directors that the governor of the central bank is empowered to remove. The court noted that by Section 35 2 d of BOFIA, the powers of the governor were exercisable, notwithstanding anything in any written law, or any limitation contained in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the bank.

AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily from over African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. The issues to be treated will encompass enumeration of the various requirements of the Act and the challenges of compliance on the part of the banks. Provided that the Bank shall furnish any such statement or information to any agency of Government as required 20009 law.


You are commenting using your Facebook account. Meanwhile, our retail outlet in London should be improved and we would also want to know how the unclaimed dividend is put to use in our next report. It relied on the decision in Ndoma Egba v Chukwuogor. At the end of the paper, the reader and examiner will be convinced that these provisions have been logically laid out as succinctly as possible to serve the purpose intended.

He further commended the bank for its imitative to acquire some of the failed banks to make depositors of those bank s happy and removing hardship in their faces. Also divisions in the directorate were reinforced with the hiring of seasoned senior level professionals from leading African and Nigerian financial institutions.

Nigeria: Bofia – CBN’s Powers Get Court Affirmation –

The applicants argued that upon a proper construction of the powers conferred upon the governor by BOFIA, the governor had acted ultra vires, as the law only conferred powers on the governor to: Among the things they quarrelled with in the suit was that the apex court acted beyond its powers in the revocation of the bank’s licence. The non performing loan which dropped to 3. They were accused of insider abuse and other offences ranging from recklessly granting loans totalling N billion that had gone bad.

Further to the powers conferred on under Section 33, 35, and 36 of BOFIA, its governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, in conducted a bofi examination into the affairs of all the banks and found that some of them were in a grave situation.

The shareholders also lauded the re engineering of the corporate communication directorate of the bank, saying ” It is a good step towards maintaining good corporate bofiaa. He consequently removed their managing directors and executive directors and appointed replacements.

Martin, will take over effective bocia February, from Mrs. Part one, section 3 Books of Account shall provide these details as follows: It would noted that following the conclusion of its Brand and Communication Transformation. Not satisfied with the action, some shareholders of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, by way of originating summons, filed an action against the central bank and its governor, specifically challenging its powers to replace their executive directors.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica. Martin Anyanwu a multi-sectoral sales, Marketing and Advertising guru with almost 2 decades experience garnered in reputable institutions including Nigerian Breweries- the Heineken Affililiate company in Nigeria. They also argued that the gofia was tainted with malice and urged the court reverse the action.